Native American art
exhibit opens at the TMA
TOLEDO, Oct. 29, 2018:
Expanded Views: Native American Art in Focus is now open at
the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) in the recently renovated
Gallery 29A, which is adjacent to the other galleries of
While the collection of
outstanding examples of American art was an important focus of
the Toledo Museum of Art’s curatorial strategy since soon after
its founding in 1901, in recent years TMA has increased its
efforts to broaden the scope of its acquisitions of singular
works of art from cultures that have traditionally been
underrepresented in the classical art museum tradition.
“Over the past several
years the Museum has been working to build up its collection of
Native American works of art, both historical and
contemporary,” said Dr. Halona Norton-Westbrook, director
of curatorial affairs. “This exhibition will feature the new
acquisitions in this area and present a largescale work by the
artist James Lavadour, on loan for this exhibition.”
Works as diverse as a
traditional Acoma manta and Cherokee tipi cover
will be shown together with contemporary works by Lavadour
and artists Wendy Red Star and Marie Watt.
The exhibition includes
two significant Crow Ledger drawings, acquired through
the generosity of the Joseph and Kathleen Magliochetti Fund,
and three gifts from the Georgia Welles Apollo Society —
a Cheyenne model tipi, an Acoma manta, and a
Santo Domingo polychrome pottery jar.
A select number of
paintings from the Museum’s established American paintings
collection will be shown as part of the installation.